QID 730362

Date Published: 2022-02-21

QID 730362: Neo4j Database Server Affected by Apache Log4j Security Vulnerability

Neo4j is a graph database management system developed by Neo4j, Inc

Affected Versions:
Neo4j 4.2 versions prior to version 4.2.14
Neo4j 4.3 versions prior to version 4.3.10
Neo4j 4.4 versions prior to version 4.4.3

QID Detection Logic (Unauthenticated):
This QID checks vulnerable version of Neo4j Database server by extracting the version info from /browser/manifest.json endpoint.

Successful exploitation of the vulnerability may allow remote code execution and complete system compromise.

  • CVSS V3 rated as Critical - 10 severity.
  • CVSS V2 rated as Critical - 9.3 severity.
  • Solution

    Vendor has released patch, for more information please refer to Neo4j Security Advisory

    For environments where an upgrade might not be possible in the short term, the following steps should be taken:
    Configuration change 1: Disable lookups through system properties which will help mitigate the issue to a great extent.
    In Neo4j Database Server the configuration below can be set via conf/neo4j.conf settings:
    Configuration change 2: After completing the first step, the following configuration changes are recommended in order to further reduce the exploitation paths of this vulnerability:
    For Neo4j version 4.2:
    For Neo4j versions 4.3 and 4.4:

    Vendor References

    CVEs related to QID 730362

    Software Advisories
    Advisory ID Software Component Link
    Neo4j Security Advisory URL Logo neo4j.com/security/log4j/